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UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones arrested, accused of DWI

Jon Jones walks to his corner in between rounds against Dominick Reyes in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout Feb. 8 in Houston.
Jon Jones walks to his corner in between rounds against Dominick Reyes in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout Feb. 8 in Houston.
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and other offenses after officers heard gunshots and found him in a parked car with a handgun and a half-empty bottle of liquor early Thursday, Albuquerque police said.

The 32-year-old Jones was arrested on suspicion of aggravated DWI, negligent use of firearms, possession of an open container of alcohol and no proof of insurance for a vehicle, police said.

Police said Jones was found in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle with the engine running about 1 a.m. Authorities said Jones showed signs of intoxication.

Bernalillo County jail records indicate Jones was released after being booked. Online court records don’t list an attorney for Jones who could comment on his behalf.

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Jones (26-1) retained his title in February by beating Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision.

The UFC issued a statement saying it has been “in contact with Jones’ management team and is currently gathering additional information.”


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